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The Best and Worst of Ground Pokemon

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The Best

Honorable mentions: Phanpy, Donphan, Excadrill, Toterra

Looks: It's another middlle stage, the perfect balance between the limbless Tympole and the frog Seismitoad. Obviously. It's a weird chew toy and it's so weird, I can't not love it.

Strength: Its moveset is so shallow, which is a shame. I pretty much HAVE to use Hydro Pump/Hyper Voice/Mud Shot/Sludge Wave is what I usually default to. Luckily Seismitoad gets Drain Punch, but I dislike how I have to breed to get things like Mud Bomb on it.

Why I like it: Now this one I wasn't expecting. But as I looked through the list of Ground Pokemon, I found myself really, really liking Palpitoad.

Other: I love its voice, both in the anime and in the games. The dub gives it a guttural sort of tone, an it sounds like its voice is actually vibrating. Its game cry is a vibrating trill, which is also pretty cool.

The Worst

Honorable mentions: Diggersby, Sandslash, Dugtrio

Looks: It looks like a flying pizza. While all three Wormadam are pretty ugly, Sandy Cloak has the "honor" of being the most physically atrocious.

Strength: Ahaha ahaha ha haaaah. Yeah, no. This species is terribad, and Sandy Cloak pales in comparison to Steel Cloak.

Why I dislike it: It can't fight, it's ugly, and there's nothing really outstanding about it aside from the type gimmick. Burmy's cloak changes was a really clever idea, but now Wormadam is locked into a form, so it loses that novelty in exchange for a secondary type.

Other: Flying soggy pizza bug.

Norzan suggested Dragon, but I already started working on Ground by the time he suggested it. I'll do Dragon next.

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Updated 16th March 2014 at 02:49 PM by Karamazov



  1. SharKing's Avatar
    Palpitoad's in-game cry is headache fuel to me. I don't understand how you could like that cry. I really don't.

    But yeah, Wormadam is just unsalvageable through and through, no matter which form it takes.
  2. Oswin's Avatar
    Palpitoad is so ugly. I'd have thought you'd have Rhydon as your favourite Kara, I'm disappointed.
  3. FireBlader15's Avatar
    Paplitoad's good but Torterra is the very best like no ever was.
  4. Kimono Dragon's Avatar
    Shinx's Face - "I hate it"
    Palpitoad's Face - "It's lovable"

    Your logic is very weird. In fact, some would say (compared to other beliefs,) it's quite... Contrary.
  5. Zeb's Avatar
    I HATE Palpitoad.
  6. Gaga's Avatar
    Palpitoad is bad and you should feel bad for liking it
  7. MizuTaipu's Avatar
    The whole Tympole family is so boring. Zygarde's where it's at. ;)
  8. Karamazov's Avatar
    @Zeb; It's okay, Palpitoad hates you back.
    @Gaga; I'll feel bad for a lot of things, like my past, what I've done, and things I like. But not for Palpitoad.
    @MizuTaipu; Honestly, I think Zygarde's just okay. For a legend, it's very underwhelming and boring. if it was a regular Pokemon, I'd like it more.
  9. CrackFox's Avatar
    Dat pic looks like a cosplaying scrotum.
  10. Neo Blaze's Avatar
  11. Darth Darkrai's Avatar
    LOVE Palpitoad Agreed with U there, and I REALLY HATE Wormadam, THIS ONE IS DOWNRIGHT HIDEOUS IMO.
  12. Emperor Palpitoad's Avatar
    @Contrary; YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Peaceful Giraffe's Avatar
    The church of the flying pizza monster. I can see it happening.


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